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Mar 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Two Asian Americans Pushing to Break the Bamboo Ceiling

posted by Randall

Kristy YangAsian American representation on the political scene remains a work in progress.

While AAPI representation in Congress is at an all time high, overall community engagement by Asian Americans lags behind other communities.

Two Asian Americans are doing their part to change that.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Robert Lee Ahn “has a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 28, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

KPop Parody from Asian American Social Media Stars Tops the Charts

posted by Randall

Boys Generally AsianIn just five days, a song intended to be a parody of Kpop has generated five million views on You Tube.
 
Boys Generally Asian is a group of five actors and social media stars consisting of Ryan Higa, David Choi, Philip Wang, Justin Chon, and Jun Sung Ahn.
 
Next Shark reports the song … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 26, 2017 Ξ 3 comments

Husband of President Trump Supporter to be Deported

posted by Randall
Roberto Beristain

Family of Roberto Beristain

When then candidate Donald Trump said he wanted to deport the “bad hombres,” Helen Beristain didn’t think she meant her husband.

Now five months after she voted for the Republican candidate, her husband is being deported.

The South Bend Tribune reports that Roberto Beristain has signed papers agreeing to be deported … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 25, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Ronnie Cho, Former Obama Staffer, Runs for a Seat on New York’s City Council

posted by Jiayi Sun
Ronnie Cho

Ronnie Cho

Ronnie Cho could be among the first Korean Americans to win a seat on New York’s City Council., reports Next Shark.

 

The 34-year old Cho revealed he was inspired by the farewell speech of President Barack Obama to run for office.

“If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get Read more

Chinese American

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Overwhelming Majority of Asian American Men Surveyed Say They’ve Been Harassed

posted by Louis Chan

Asian American Man Study
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A survey of nearly 500 mostly young Asian American men has found 85 percent of the respondents have experienced some form of harassment at school. 35 percent experienced similar harassment in the work place.

The Asian American Man Survey was conducted in October and the results were … Read more

Blogs

Mar 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

We Will Fight Back in Defense of Our Communities

posted by Randall
Mia Yoshitani

Mia Yoshitani

By Mia Yoshitani
New American Media

As Donald Trump’s presidency barely passes its one-month mark, Trump has launched profound threats against immigrants and refugees, our human rights, and our climate. In the face of his hateful and destructive policies, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are rising up. Recently, 16 out of 20 … Read more

Campus

Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indiana University Preps for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

posted by Jiayi Sun
Indiana University Asian Culture Center

Photo by Dottie Day

Indiana University Bloomington is preparing for the upcoming Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. The celebration will take place at the beginning of next week.

 

The theme of this 18th annual celebration is “belonging.” The month-long celebration involves different activities and events, including a film series, a conference Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 22, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Stork Delivers Baby Boy to Steven Yeun and Joana Pak

posted by Randall
Steven Yeun and Joana Pak

from Instagram

Newlyweds Steve Yeun and his wife Joanna Pak are new parents.

E News reports their baby boy arrived in the world on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

The couple has been silent on social media about their new arrival. No announcement has been made about the child’s name or weight and height.

Yeun … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

South Korean Musician Allegedly Called “Chink” at San Francisco International Airport

posted by Randall

Don Malik

Don Malik


A hip hop musician from South Korea who was scheduled to perform at SXSW was called a “chink” by airport employees at San Francisco International Airport, according to a statement from his agency Stoneship.
 
A translation of the statement published in Kore said They (Malik and his staff) were racially discriminated by … Read more

Blogs

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Why the Apathetic Asian American is a Myth

posted by Randall

VoteBy Ethan Pak

Only 4 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) voted in the 2016 presidential election.

 

The Atlantic called the community “mostly invisible in the American political debate.” On the other hand, prior to the election, the Huffington Post and the LA Times emphasized AAPIs’ potential in influencing the … Read more

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